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Documents are available at Studio 303 during Sunday classes and jam.

It is now possible to borrow books, videos or cards on Contact Improv.

You have the option to borrow for a period of one week the chosen document. Documents are available in a locker at Studio 303 during Sunday classes and jam.

For taking a document or any questions please write to:

Here is the list of available documents:


02. Steve Paxton

Material for the Spine - Steve Paxton (DVD-ROM)

A Movement Study

Produced by Contredanse

In 1986, dancer Steve Paxton began examining the spine he had observed in the practice of Contact Improvisation, a duet …


02. Vidéoda CI

Videoda Contact Improvisation Archive (DVD)

Collected Edition 1972 – 1983

VIDEODA, a project of Contact Collaborations, Inc., archives performance documents of Contact Improvisation from its inception in 1972. 


02. Martin Keogh

The Earth is Breathing You

Writings on Contact Improvisation
by Martin Keogh


03 Image CI

Contact Improvisation

An Introduction to a Vitalizing Dance Form

by Cheryl Pallant
In this book the author draws upon her own extensive experience and research to explain the art of contact improvisation, …


04. On the edge

On the Edge

Dialogues on Dance Improvisation in Performance

edited by Agnès Benoit
Bilingual: English/French 
Devoted to improvisation as a performance form, this book consists of 14 interviews with dancers/improvisers whose creative …


05. Encounters with Contact

Encounters with Contact

Dancing Contact Improvisation in College

edited by Ann Cooper Albright, et al.

Through a series of student writings and essays by established artists teaching in universities throughout the U.S., Encounters considers the …


06. CQ/Contact Improvisation 25th Anniversary Sourcebook

CQ/Contact Improvisation 25th Anniversary Sourcebook

Collected Writings and Graphics from Contact Quarterly dance journal 1975-1992

Eds: Nancy Stark Smith & Lisa Nelson

This is the first volume of writings reprinted fromContact Quarterly dance journal concerning the practice of contact improvisation, a …


01. Caught Falling

Caught Falling

The Confluence of Contact Improvisation, Nancy Stark Smith, and Other Moving Ideas

by David Koteen, Nancy Stark Smith
with a Backwords by Steve Paxton

The inside-out of dancer/ Contact Quarterly editor Nancy Stark Smith’s life as seen through the kaleidoscope of her thirty-six year …


08. 86 Aspects of Composition

86 Aspects of Composition

a tool for open-ended creative research
(deck of cards)

by Mike Vargas. Adapted from Mike Vargas’s article, “Looking at Composition is Like Painting the Golden Gate Bridge: 86 Aspects of Composition,” published …


09. Terpsichore's Deck

Terpsichore’s Deck

by Eliza Larson

Terpsichore’s Deck (named after the muse of dance) is an instructional and inspirational creative text for novice and advanced dance …



Five ways In -Documentary on Contact Improvisation (Vidéo)

’Five Ways In’ tells the stories of five people and their journeys through the Freiburg International Contact Improvisation dance festival. It is a collaboratively made documentary, one hour long, that was inspired by many conversations and consultations within the contact improvisation dance community.


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